I am amazed by how many of my friends can't cook. They dread even "jar cooking". If it takes more than opening a box, popping it in the microwave or oven and setting the timer-they just can't do it.
I love to cook. I prefer to follow recipes I prefer exact measurements that I can adjust as I see fit vs. "just throw in a little of this and a little of that))-but I do have some things of my own creation that are really good.
I don't mind take-out....but I would rather cook it myself.